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Classroom FAQ

This page answers questions about Classroom. Teachers, for information on how features work, go here. Students, go here.

Availability

Who is eligible for Classroom?
Classroom is available to:
Is Classroom accessible to users with disabilities?
Yes. We're committed to improving Classroom accessibility for our users, including those with disabilities. Learn more about accessibility.
Is there a Classroom app for my phone or tablet?
Yes. The Classroom app is available for Apple® iOS®, Android, and Chrome devices. For more information, see Get the Classroom app.
What does Classroom cost?
Classroom is free for all users.

G Suite for Education

How does Classroom relate to G Suite for Education?
Classroom is a product in G Suite for Education, which also includes Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more. Classroom works with G Suite for Education so that instructors and students can communicate easily, create classes, distribute work, and stay organized. Learn more about Classroom.
My school doesn't use G Suite for Education. Can I use Classroom with my students who have personal accounts?
No. To use Classroom with students at a school, the school must sign up for a free G Suite for Education account. Then, schools can decide which Google services their teachers and students can use.
Also, with G Suite for Education, teachers and students have the benefit of additional privacy and security protectionthat are important in a school setting.
Can I use Classroom if Gmail is disabled on my G Suite for Education domain?
Yes. You don’t need to have Gmail enabled to use Classroom. However, if your administrator hasn’t enabled Gmail, teachers and students won’t receive email notifications.
Note: If you have your own mail server set up and receive Drive notifications, you also receive Classroom notifications.
Can I use Classroom if Drive is disabled on my G Suite for Education domain?
No. Classroom works with Drive, Docs, and other G Suite for Education services to help teachers create and collect assignments, and students to submit work online. If Drive is disabled:
  • Docs and other services are also disabled.
  • You won’t be able to attach these materials to work you assign students.
  • Students won’t be able to attach them to their work either.
  • You can still use Classroom, but the feature set is very limited.
Classroom is mostly the same for all users. However, because users with school accounts have access to
G Suite for Education, they get additional features, such as:
  • Email summaries of student work for guardians
  • Full administration of user accounts

G Suite for Nonprofits users have the same features as G Suite for Education users.

Safety and security

Does Classroom contain ads?
No. Like all G Suite for Education services, there are no ads in Classroom. Your content or data is never used for advertising purposes. Learn more about privacy and security.
Does Google own the student, teacher, or school data in Classroom?
No. Google doesn’t assume ownership of any user data in G Suite core services, including G Suite for Education. If an education department, school or university decides to stop using Google, we make it easy for them to take their data with them.
Does Google use any of the teachers’, students’, or schools' data outside of Classroom?
Your content or data is never used for advertising purposes. Learn more about privacy and security.

Feedback and help

Can I suggest new features?
We innovate and add new features throughout the school year. Send us your feedback about what you like and what areas we need to improve.

To send feedback:

  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. In the bottom-left corner, click Help Help and then Send feedback.
  3. Enter your message and then click Send.
Where can I get help?

If you have other questions about Classroom, visit the Classroom Help Center or the Google for Education Help Forum.

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